Mobile trends to keep an eye on in 2015

Mobile apps and gaming are now big business and broadly mainstream. With the adoption rate of smart phones reaching a saturation point among the population, everyone from little Timmy to Grandma can enjoy the wonders of mobile apps and games. This broad level of acceptance, cross-demographic appeal and high per-user revenue from free-to-use games and apps... Read More

January 20th By

The big web design trends for 2015

When thinking about web design, you must consider the full spectrum of possibilities that the internet presents. Done boldly, designers can push the limits of human interaction and imagination on a global scale – as is often seen with edgier industries, such as creative agency websites. In this article, we’ll boil down some of the most prominent web design trends emerging in 2015. It is... Read More

Improve your next label design in 5 easy steps

Label design can be overwhelming given the amount of moving parts. Unlike logo design where the focus is generally on a single element, label design is the process of creating a composition of five, ten or even fifteen design elements. To further the intricacy, some of these design elements are often provided by a client while others need to be... Read More

January 14th By

10 logo design trend predictions for 2015

From the days of hand cut letterforms, through the wave of digital technology and into current day, logo design has wonderfully transformed, adapted and shape-shifted. What logo design trends lie ahead in 2015? Here are 10 predictions based on logo designs of recent times. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments. 1. Redefinition of the logo Posters: Ascui... Read More

January 9th By

10 designer resolutions for 2015

With the dawn of the New Year, many of us are thinking of ways to get 2015 started on the right foot. For those still searching, here are 10 design-specific resolutions that can help welcome the new year with inspiration to grow and prosper as designers. 1. Push the envelope Photo: The all-time great designers worked for more than... Read More

January 1st By

The top 20 posts from The Creative Edge in 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we’re counting down the top 20 articles we’ve posted on the 99designs designer blog, The Creative Edge, this past year. Did you miss them the first time around? Here’s your chance to catch up. 20. A conversation with 2013’s Ultimate Top 9 at 99 winner This past year, Sava Stoic won the Top 9... Read More

December 30th By

The best inspirational interviews from 99U

While we usually showcase inspiring articles from 99U, we thought it would be interesting to mix things up this time. Here are six of our favorite interviews from the site, with a diverse array of creative from Cirque du Soleil to successful self-made designers. Cirque du Soleil: 100-Watt Egos, Disintegrating Costumes & Big Top Dreams... Read More

December 27th By

5 coding concepts that can inform web design

It’s easy for a Photoshop expert to mock up a website design for a client, however without working knowledge of how the mechanics of code and web concepts work, chances are they would be submitting something that does not translate well to the code language. This article addresses some key coding basics that can not only... Read More

December 26th By